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Dual Boot on separate drives SATA + IDE

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by mangojuice, Oct 15, 2008.

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  1. mangojuice

    mangojuice Thread Starter

    Oct 15, 2008
    Comp Stats: HP pavilion a6230n
    Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+
    3 GB Ram
    GeForce 8600 GT

    I have a used WD enchanced IDE hard drive that I wish to install windows xp on and have no idea where to start.

    Most threads on the web talks about installing dual OS on one hard drive and almost none on how to use dual OS with 2 separate drives (SATA + IDE)

    So how do I install XP on the IDE hard drive and how to boot XP or Vista when I want?
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    Have you read the Locked threads at the top of the list on the Vista Forum(http://forums.techguy.org/75-windows-vista/) ?
    There you will find all you need to know, there is NO difference between using "Partitions" and separate drives.
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